Further Reading

Here are just some of the many books you can find about Mary Shelley.

For Children and Young Adults:

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Baily, 2018. Illustrated by Julia Sarda. An excellent picture book biography.

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge, 2018. A moving novel in verse, beautifully illustrated by the author, for young adult readers.

Mary Shelley: The Strange, True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator, by Catherine Reef, 2018. For young adult readers.

For Adults:

Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, by Katherine Harkup, 2018. For adults.

Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds. Edited by David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert, 2017.  This is the 1818 text with commentary “exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story.”

The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein, by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler, 2006.

The Lady and her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece, by Roseanne Montillo, 2013.